Nov. 6, 2011
Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University men's soccer team fell in the 2011 season finale 2-0 to nationally ranked University of Akron on Sunday at the FAU Soccer Stadium in Boca Raton.
The Owls conclude the season with a 5-8-2 record. The sixth-ranked Zips improve to 13-3-3 overall and are the top seed in next weekend's Mid-American Conference tournament.
Both teams battled for possession and control of the match until Akron's Luke Holmes found the back of the net in the 38th minute. Holmes received a crossing pass from DeAndre Yedlin into the six-yard box. The shot sailed past FAU goalkeeper Jeremy Crumpton, who dove to his right in a valiant effort to stop the shot.
The Zips went up 2-0 in the 61st minute when Darren Mattocks scored his 18th goal of the season. He dribbled the ball to the left side of the 18-yard box and fired a shot to the lower right corner of the net.
Akron held a 14-7 shot advantage and a 7-5 edge in corner kicks in the match. Senior forward Darnell King paced the Owls offensive attack with two shots while Jefferson Dias, Martin Nesic, Ramin Rahemi, Timothy Merrigan and Deniz Bozkurt each attempted one shot in the match.
Crumpton made seven saves in goal for FAU.